100 Bible Verses about Beloved

Colossians 3:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

1 John 4:7-8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Matthew 17:5 ESV / 40 helpful votes

He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”

1 John 3:1-2 ESV / 38 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

1 John 4:1 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Romans 1:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

1 John 4:1-3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.

Ephesians 5:1-20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 10:35 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken—

Jude 1:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

Ephesians 6:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord will tell you everything.

John 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Daniel 10:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.

1 John 4:13-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. ...

1 John 1:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Hebrews 6:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

1 John 3:1-3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

2 Peter 3:15-16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

Mark 1:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Matthew 12:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

Song of Solomon 3:1-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not. I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but found him not. The watchmen found me as they went about in the city. “Have you seen him whom my soul loves?” Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. ...

Deuteronomy 33:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.”

James 2:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Titus 1:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Galatians 6:1-5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you, and I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to me, says the Lord Almighty.”

Romans 16:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord.

Romans 15:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Luke 20:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’

Luke 3:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Mark 9:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.”

Matthew 3:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Daniel 10:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”

Daniel 9:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.

Jeremiah 12:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“I have forsaken my house; I have abandoned my heritage; I have given the beloved of my soul into the hands of her enemies.

Jeremiah 11:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

What right has my beloved in my house, when she has done many vile deeds? Can even sacrificial flesh avert your doom? Can you then exult?

Proverbs 9:9-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.

Proverbs 1:7-19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck. My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, “Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood; let us ambush the innocent without reason; ...

Nehemiah 13:26 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin.

Ruth 3:11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman.

Revelation 12:1-19:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, ...

1 John 4:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

2 Peter 1:20-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

1 Peter 4:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

1 Peter 2:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

James 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Philemon 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker

Philippians 2:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

Ephesians 1:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Galatians 3:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith.

Romans 16:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.

Romans 12:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Luke 9:35 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”

Isaiah 5:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill.

Song of Solomon 6:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 2:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. Our couch is green;

Song of Solomon 1:14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi.

Psalm 108:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer me!

Psalm 60:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!

Revelation 20:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them,

Jude 1:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,

Jude 1:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

2 Peter 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

James 1:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Philemon 1:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

No longer as a slave but more than a slave, as a beloved brother—especially to me, but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

1 Timothy 6:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.

1 Thessalonians 1:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,

Colossians 4:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

Colossians 4:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And with him Onesimus, our faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will tell you of everything that has taken place here.

Colossians 4:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Tychicus will tell you all about my activities. He is a beloved brother and faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.

Philippians 4:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

1 Corinthians 10:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Corinthians 4:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.

1 Corinthians 4:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

Romans 12:19-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Romans 11:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.

Romans 9:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

As indeed he says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’”

Acts 15:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

Song of Solomon 6:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?

Song of Solomon 5:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 5:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

What is your beloved more than another beloved, O most beautiful among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you thus adjure us?

Song of Solomon 5:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.”

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Deuteronomy 21:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then on the day when he assigns his possessions as an inheritance to his sons, he may not treat the son of the loved as the firstborn in preference to the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn,

Deuteronomy 21:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him children, and if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved,

3 John 1:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.

3 John 1:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are,

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